India Arie Releases New Soulful Song “That Magic”

I get super excited when one of the Earths debuts new soulful music. Im up 4:30 am writing this post cause I accidently clicked on social media and saw this India Arie post

Among the Hottest neo-classic soul artists to emerge in the early 2000s following the success of artists like D’Angelo and Lauryn Hill, Atlanta’s India.Arie was poised to make a major impact. A studied songwriter and guitar player rooted in the soul and blues of the past, as well as in positive-minded contemporary hip-hop, Arie debuted with Acoustic Soul. Rich with resonant hooks and mature lyrics — impressive, considering she had been writing songs for only five years — the album established a remarkable career that has entailed four Grammy Awards and five consecutive placements in the Top Ten of the Billboard 200.

For Full Song Peep This Video

It sounds so good. Im going to download it now , are you?

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Afrocentric Prom Dress Praises Erykah Badu, Angela Davis, and Lauryn Hill

Aishamanne Williams wore a one of kind
gown to prom that praised those who inspire her to be who she is: Lauryn Hill, Erykah Badu, and Angela Davis.

The 17-year-old high school senior collaborated with her friend’s mother, Donna Weekes, and schoolmate, Nyiesha Mallett, to create her vision. The white gown with illustrations of Hill, Badu, and Davis won Williams, “Best Dressed” at prom. Williams told Teen Vogue, “Honoring inspirational, radical, unapologetically honest black women was important to me.”

Prom is a major part of senior year in high school, the pictures last forever, and there isn’t a better moment to celebrate who you’ve became and salute those that you look up too — which is exactly what Williams did. And her ability to do so in a creative way is inspiring.

Williams is definitely pushing the envelope when it comes to the views of a traditional prom dress. This also guarantees that no one else will show up to the dance with the same dress. 

Ms. Lauryn Hill Tour Openers Will Include: M.I.A., SZA, Nas, More

Ms. Lauryn Hill has announced the opening acts for her Miseducation 20th Anniversary Tour. The tour dates feature a variety of different artists each night, including M.I.A., ASAP Rocky, Nas, Big Boi, Santigold, SZA, Shabazz Palaces, Dave East, and many more. Other artists set to join select dates include Raury, Busta Rhymes, Tierra Whack, and Talib Kweli. Check out her full tour itinerary below as well as the full list of openers here.

Vegas Sept 7 … Im So There yall 🌻🌻 Sept 18 Show line up is crazyyyy add Talib and Nas to it and its guaranteed to be one of the best concert in Hip Hip .

Dates and Openers Below:

07-05 Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater (with A$AP Rocky, Jo Mersa Marley)

07-08 Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live (with A$AP Rocky, Jo Mersa Marley)

07-11 Boston, MA – Blue Hills Bank Pavilion (with M.I.A., Busta Rhymes, Jo Mersa Marley)

07-13 Philadelphia, PA – Festival Pier (with M.I.A., Busta Rhymes, Tierra Whack, Jo Mersa Marley)

07-15 Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach (with M.I.A., Busta Rhymes, Jo Mersa Marley)

07-18 Toronto, Ontario – Budweiser Stage (with Santigold, Busta Rhymes, Dave East,Tierra Whack)

07-20 Sterling Heights, MI – Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill (with Santigold, Busta Rhymes, Dave East, Bambaata Marley)

07-22 Chicago, IL – Pitchfork Music Festival

07-25 Charlotte, NC – CHarlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre (with Big Boi, Bambaata Marley, Raury)

07-26 Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheater (with Big Boi, Bambaata Marley, Raury)

07-29 St. Petersburg, FL – Al Lang Stadium (with Big Boi, Dave East, Bambaata Marley)

07-31 Miami, FL – Bayfront Park Amphitheater (with Big Boi, De La Soul, Dave East, Bambaata Marley)

08-02 Jacksonville, FL – Daily’s Place (with Big Boi, Dave East, Bambaata Marley)

08-03 Atlanta, GA – State Bank Amphitheatre (with Big Boi, De La Soul, Victory)

08-05 Nashville, TN – Nashville Municipal Auditorium (with Big Boi, Dave East, Victory)

08-08 Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center (with Nas, Santigold, Victory)

09-07 Las Vegas, NV – The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas (with Nas, Protoje, Iman Omari)
09-09 San Diego, CA – Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre (with Kelela, Protoje, Iman Omari)

09-12 Portland, OR – Veterans Memorial Coliseum (with Nas, Santigold, Iman Omari)

09-14 Burnaby, British Columbia – Deer Lake Park (with Santigold, De La Soul, Iman Omari)

09-15 Kent, WA – ShoWare Center (with Santigold, De La Soul, Shabazz Palaces)

09-18 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl (with Dave Chappelle, De La Soul)

09-20 Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre (with SZA, De La Soul, Shabazz Palaces)

09-22 Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theatre (with Santigold, Mr. Eazi, Tierra Whack)

09-24 Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheatre (with Nas, Talib Kwell, Tierra Whack)

09-26 Morrison, CO – Red Rock Amphitheatre (with Santigold, Talib Kwell, Shabazz Palaces)

09-29 Sugar Land, TX – Smart Financial Centre (with Patoranking, Shabazz Palaces)

09-30 Irving, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory (with Patoranking, Shabazz Palaces)

10-03 New Orleans, LA – UNO Lakefront Arena (with Nas, Patoranking, Shabazz Palaces)

10-05 St. Louis, MO – Chaifetz Arena (with Nas, Patoranking, Shabazz Palaces)

Lauryn Hill Announces ‘The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill’ 20th Anniversary Tour

Lauryn Hill has announced she will embark on The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill 20th Anniversary Tour to celebrate her iconic album released on August 25, 1998.

The 29-date tour will kick off on July 5 in Virginia Beach and will wrap on October 5 in St. Louis.

Concertgoers will have the pleasure of watching Ms. Hill perform the 19x platinum-selling album (worldwide) in its entirety.

You can head over to Ticketmaster right now and get ready to secure your ticket to see Lauryn Hill live, and if you live outside one of the cities on her tour, maybe plan road trip.

Erykah Badu Announces Badu vs. Everythang Tour

It’s tour time for The Queen of Neo-Soul Erykah Badu. On Wednesday (May 3rd), she announced her upcoming Badu Vs. Everything tour. The worldwide tour starts in Birmingham and ends in October in Osaka, Japan.

Check out the tour schedule below.
May 6 Birmingham, AL – Birmingham Funk Fest
May 19 Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Funk Fest
May 27 Houston, TX – Houston Arena Theater
May 28 New Orleans, LA – Lakefront Arena
July 6 & 7 London, England – Hammerstein Theater
July 8 Paris, France – Palais Des Sports
July 9 Rotterdam, Netherlands – North Sea Jazz Fest
July 11 Montreux, Switzerland – Montreux Jazz Fest
July 12 Tuscany, Italy – Lucca Summer Fest
July 14 Copenhagen, Denmark – Tivoli Gardens
July 15 Pori, Finland – Pori Jazz Festival
July 20 Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas
July 22 Los Angeles, CA – Exposition Park
August 10 Philadelphia, PA – TBA
August 12 Charlotte, NC – Charlotte Funk Fest
August 13 Richmond, VA – TBA
September 1 Dallas, TX- Riverfront Jazz Fest
September 15 Newark, NJ – TBA
September 16 Queens, NY – The Meadows Music & Arts Fest
October 1, 3, 6 and 12 – Tokyo, Japan – Billboard Live
October 7 – Tokyo, Japan – Tokyo Soul Camp Fest
October 9 – Osaka, Japan – Billboard Live

8 Things We’ve Learned From Erykah Badu’s Music

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Erykah Badu set the Neo-Soul music scene on fire in 1996 and got things on and popping. Since that time her voice as an artist has grown along with the respect she’s gained as a woman. Erykah gave birth to a sound that is so unique to her, yet so conscious and so relevant (ie :why my instagram name being voyage_to_baduizm) She’s a woman who is not ashamed of her truth, nor is she afraid to share it.

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I’ve had the pleasure of learning many things about the Queen of Neo-Soul. Her willingness to share her truth in a raw and uncut fashion is yet another reason why we can’t get enough of Erykah Badu, a.k.a Fat Belly Bella, a.ka. DJ Low-Down Loretta Brown…we could keep going! I ❤❤❤ and Adore this Woman. Erykah Badu is so Icon and thats why she’s my idol 👑

SOME THINGS WE HAVE LEARNED FROM HER MUSIC:

1. She likes being kissed on the neck.( Kiss My Neck).

2. We know she believes in the after life. (Next Lifetime)

3. She has no problem giving a fool the boot. (Tyrone)

4. She is the Original Trap Queen. (Danger) & (Other Side if the Game)

5. Being with her is a life changing experience (Fall In Love… Your Funeral)

6. Every now and again she needs some me time. (Window Seat)

7. She can make you put your phone down. (Phone Down)

8. She DONT want your negro (Booty)

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